Yoga Online

Online Yoga Classes Starting July 13!! Yoga online with Ruth Graupner, owner/founder of Hummingbird Yoga Studio in Driggs, Idaho

Due to COVID-19, the physical location for Hummingbird Yoga was permanently closed June 1, 2020.  I will now be offering three live online classes per week July 13 – September 4, 2020, for all current punch card holders.  Each current punch card holder will receive an email with a ZOOM link for free access to these 24 classes.  

If you do not have a current punch card but would like to participate in these classes, please be sure to contact me via email and I will email the ZOOM class link to you. Payment of $15 per class will need to be set up with me by phone using Venmo, PayPal, or credit card. Ruth, 208-317-0994. If you want to invite your friends/family, they too may join in on classes through payment of $15 per class.

When school resumes in late August, the morning class times may change from 9:00-10:15 AM, as I will need to get my three children off to school.  

Mondays 7:00-8:15 am  ABC Fundamentals of Yoga

Are you wanting to get back to the basics of your yoga practice? Or are you new to yoga and curious, wanting to discover what yoga is all about? This class cultivates an atmosphere of personal growth, self-acceptance, and non-judgment, allowing participants to identify with yoga in ways meaningful to them in both their practice and as part of the yoga community. Each class will include stretching, breath awareness, yoga postures, and relaxation. No previous yoga experience required.

Wednesdays 7:00-8:15 pm  Restorative Yoga  

This is a restful, calming class including breathing techniques, poses supported with blocks, straps, and yoga blankets. With dedication to increase body awareness, rest, balance through the Chakras, and mindfulness. Restorative yoga helps to reduce stress and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, pre-and post-natal, and for those who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga. With guidance through imagery and reflection. Please have a water bottle, yoga mat, a blanket, yoga blocks, a strap and bolster.

Fridays 7:00-8:15 am  Yoga Sculpt  

An energizing, challenging and powerful class that will leave you feeling rinsed and revitalized. This class is designed to improve posture, energy levels, balance, flexibility, and strength. It has the intention to help you relax the mind, calm mental fluctuations, open the heart, lift your spirit, boost metabolism, and gain a stronger mind/body connection. This practice will teach the art of patience through breath control and body alignment while you hold more challenging poses. The session ends with time to relax, rest in the moment and enjoy the effort you made for yourself. Each class develops from previous classes to graduate to more challenging poses. Please have a water bottle, yoga mat, yoga blocks, light weights if you would like to use them. A blanket, strap, and bolster may come in handy.

It has been a pleasure serving you through Hummingbird Yoga, I look forward to seeing you in the ZOOM classes soon!



SOMA Breathwork

With Carolyn Caputo, see Hummingbird Yoga Facebook page for more information.

Yoga Brings Wholeness

For the Love of Yoga. Love radiates out from the core of our being when unobstructed, the practice of yoga will remove any obstruction.

Why yoga? You may ask. This movement of body has been around for thousands of years. Roughly 100 years ago, yoga came to America. America has discovered the benefits of yoga as a healthy lifestyle in the last 40-50 years in particular. In the last 20 years, yoga has begun to explode into a practice done by millions. Yoga is accessible for every body. The movement can be gentle, or strengthening and powerful. The mind is opened up to new possibilities. The heart displays a greater capacity to love self. Awareness is shifted to begin to truly live in the present, to notice surrounding in a new light. Yoga involves the senses!

Yoga means to yoke. “To experience yourself as both the center of the universe and a dust mote on the filament of history. To choose to have a practice – a daily discipline of yoking your heart to your mind, your mind to your breath, your breath to your body, your body to the earth and the rest of humanity – is to pass this threshold into the examined, mindful life.” Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self.

Why do you do yoga? How has your life changed since your discovery of yoga? Do you allow your mind to be stretched as well as your physical form? Have you opened up the eyes of your heart to experience life in a new light? Are you mindfully moving, allowing the breath to guide the way? How do you take yoga into your every day life? At work, at school, running errands, relationships, on holiday…… Yoga is not just the physical form of the pose, but the flowing vibrancy of the soul, creating new pathways in the brain, stimulating the mind. It is a new rhythm to move through life with.

My practice of yoga has developed within me a greater sense of peace, a calm through the storms of life. My practice of yoga has energized me to dream my dreams and to live them out. To pursue my passions with confidence and certainty. To live from the heart unapologetically and release more of the logistics of the mind. To, as my yoga mug says, “Let That Shit Go!” The course of my life has shifted so positively dramatically from my daily practice of yoga, that it has become as important to me as the air I breathe. Yoga has brought me to the awareness of the lack of compassion I have for myself and the need to cultivate my inner voice with positivity. I want my yoga practice to bear fruit every day of my life.

I have committed to bringing about awareness of breath, mindfulness, physical movement, laughter, and joy in the classes that I teach at Hummingbird Yoga Studio and throughout our community. It is good to not take life so seriously all the time that we lose sight of that child-like faith that we were born with. It is okay to tip over, to feel silly, to think, “No way am I going to try that!” I encourage you to step deeper into each pose, not only with the body, but with the connection of breath, heart, mind, and soul. I ask you again, “Why do you do yoga? Is it changing your life? Are you committed to change?”

On our yoga journey, may we all inspire, uplift, be a blessing, and bring hope and love to the world around us!

“At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assist you.” –Goethe

Living Yoga Every Day

Yogi Book Club, All Welcome!!!

Want to find your True North with a great group of individuals?

Discover your destiny, make your dreams and passions a reality, be encouraged by like-minded individuals, build new friendships, celebrate life, and feel more empowered to be true to yourself on your journey of life as we delve into “Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self,” this winter season! I invite you with all my heart to settle in to the joys of sharing this book together as it guides us collectively and individually on our journey of life.

Our Yoga classes are sprinkled with just enough yoga philosophy, teachings, breathing techniques, and poses to keep us curious, wanting more, and gaining new insights in every class. But, if you are wanting to delve in just a bit deeper, this book club is for you.

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What Yoga Mat Do You Use?

The Greenwashing Of Your Yoga Mat

Passion Force has asked Hummingbird Studio to share their article with you in regards to choosing your yoga mat. They have done some great research, comparisons, and analysis on the different yoga mats available to consumers. Please take time to read through their article, I think you will find it very interesting. You can also check out their web site for even further information in helping you pick out your very own, high quality, environmentally friendly, yoga mat.

Yoga is all about connecting with your body through your breath. There are countless styles and asanas that you can do to exercise your body and relax your mind but there is an important part of your yoga practice that you might not be aware of: the yoga mat.

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